Middle school fun is at the center of new events
The Oberursel Campus Middle School is nested within the Upper School and while there is no physical separation between our Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12), the approximately 400 students in Grades 6 through 8 experience a slightly different schedule and academic program than the older grades to allow for their growing social development.
We know that Grade 6 students have different educational needs than those in the upper grades and have developed a program tailored specifically for this age group. Our Middle School students are encouraged to continuously expand their knowledge, independence and risk-taking, with support from our Middle School counselors and Learning Support specialists when and where needed.
On the Oberursel Campus, Middle School students share facilities with those in High School, including the cafeteria, auditorium, sports courts/fields, library, science labs and classrooms, and benefit from faculty who teach across all 6-12 grade levels.
"I like the independence they give us in Middle School. We are able to walk with friends from homeroom to classes. In Middle School, I get to socialize more with my friends because you blend more with everybody else."
Grade 6 Student
"FIS is different in several ways from my old school in the US. Here, I'm friends with kids from different nationalities, and I regularly hear multiple different languages spoken in the hallway. In Germany people give their kids a lot more independence than back home, which I really like. For example, at my old school, we were not allowed to leave the campus unless our parents picked us up personally. But, at FIS, I can walk home from school by myself or take the U-Bahn into Frankfurt with my friends."
Grade 8 Student
"There are several subjects which I really enjoy. For example Art, Humanities, French, and Math because the teachers make it a fun environment where you aren't afraid of making mistakes. In my opinion that is the best and the fastest way to learn."
Grade 8 Student